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Solar outburst rips tail off comet

The Sun is out of sight on the right-hand side of the frame, while Comet Encke appears as a small bright streak at left that gradually moves farther right. About halfway through the video, a coronal mass ejection reaches the comet and rips off the comet's tail (Video: NASA) More: http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn12719
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